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Bilingual Afterschool Program Youth Worker

Conexión Américas

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Job Summary

Conexión Américas

Position: Bilingual Afterschool Program Youth Worker

Conexión Américas seeks qualified candidates for the 10 hour per week position of After School Program Youth Worker. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills in English and Spanish and significant experience in working with Latino populations. The candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of challenges relating to youth development in low-income communities, specifically in the Latino immigrant community. Experience with education or leadership development preferred. The successful candidate must be highly organized, compassionate and adaptable to working with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Only candidates who can demonstrate total commitment to the mission and values of Conexión Américas should apply. Fluency in Spanish required and experience working with immigrant populations is preferred. Please note that part of the interview will be conducted in Spanish.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a part-time staff position that reports to the Afterschool Program Coordinator. Conexión Américas leads afterschool programs at three local middle schools through the “Estudiantes, Learning, Diversión!” program. The program addresses the educational needs of bilingual and bicultural Latino middle school students, grades 5-8. The focus is on academic support and literacy, as well as cultural engagement through dance, sports, art, and other activities.

TIME COMMITMENT:

We anticipate a weekly commitment of approximately 10 -12 hours. Outside of the regular 10 hours of programming, there will be approximately 1-2 hours of training, and administrative support.  

 

Tentative Schedule: 

Monday: 3:45pm- 6:15pm 

Tuesday: 3:45pm- 6:15pm

Wednesday: 3:45- 6:15pm

Thursday: 3:45pm- 6:15pm

 

Program Site: Antioch or Croft  Middle School

Job Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate high quality, engaging activities during the afterschool program meetings.
  • Provide academic support, mentorship, and leadership development activities for the students. 
  • Create and maintain a student-centered, safe learning environment. 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with school administrators, Conexión Américas’ and student’s family members. 
  • Demonstrate a belief in the value and potential of every student. 

 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above.  As with every other job at Conexión Américas, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to respond to new demands and to assure a cooperative environment.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS 

      Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish required, biculturalism preferred

      Excellent organizational and time management skills

      Effective verbal and written communication 

      Excellent relationship building skills 

      Experience working with youth preferred

      Reliable transportation required

Additional Information

Benefits

Professional Development Opportunities

How to Apply

Please read about our mission and values on our website at www.conexionamericas.org. Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Sara Del Castillo, Director of People & Culture at sara@conexionamericas.org.  No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please.

Details

  • Date Posted: February 19, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/16/2020
  • Working Hours: 10